Three art students of Cathy Little have been awarded honors in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition. There were 591 entries from students at public and private schools, students who are home schooled and students who attend art schools and after-school programs. There were 25 winners in each of the four age groups. In Group 1 ( grades kindergarten-third), Cali Marshbank took third place. Her parents are Kevin and Tami Marshbank. In Group 2 ( grades fourth through sixth), Anslie Bass and Joanne Jacob received honorable mention. Their parents are: Richard and Sandi Bass and Sheraj and Sithara Jacob. Two other students received Staff Favorite ribbons, Michaela Stubbs and Natalie Black. The complete exhibit of Georgia Junior Duck Stamp winners' artwork is on display at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville through Dec. 23.
Members of the North Georgia Wingmen Motorcycle Club recently did a toy run for Toys for Tots. Additional donations may be made at Elmo’s Italian Kitchen on the Gainesville square.
The Jackson County Historical Society's book, "Portraits of a Southern Place," has been reprinted. This collector's book contains 257 early Jackson County photographs and includes an index, organized by surnames, for genealogy researchers. This is a paperback reprint of the 2007 hardback publication and is individually shrink wrapped. It is available for $25; $20 for five or more books purchased together. Copies of the book may be purchased in Commerce at the public library and the Joy Shoppe on South Broad Street; in Jefferson at the public library, Genuine Jefferson on Washington Street and the Crawford W. Long Pharmacy; in Talmo at the public library; in Braselton at the public library; and in Maysville at the Burns-Telford House on Gillsville Highway. Or, call 706-207-6889.